Alexander Gairdner registered his mark in 1754. Jackson’s records his mark up to 1790. In fact, courtesy of "The Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh" we know a lot more about him. He died in 1803 and had presumably been working up until shortly before then. He had been apprenticed to William Aytoun, one of the most famous of Edinburgh silver-smiths. He was also a Deacon from 1772 to 1774. He went on to have a new trading name of "Alexander Gardner & Co" in 1797 when he took his son on.

click here for tongs by Alexander Gairdner & Co.

Click on a picture to see more details

1785

1785 

c1790

c1790